Hello Beautiful Soul
My name is Clarissa Strickland. I am many things to many people, but in my Heart-Led business I am probably best described as a Soul Awakening Coach, working with women who wish to improve their experience of Consciousness & Energy through Self Love. These are the areas where I offer the most support to my clients. This is because I had to heal in these areas myself. I understand and empathise from the heart.
I have been coaching men and women since 2018. However, more recently I have been drawn to work more closely with women as this is where my experiences have naturally led me. I believe I am on my own Soul Path currently in this sense.
Before coaching I was a Registered Adult nurse for almost 10 years. I worked in Accident & Emergency, Oncology and End of Life Care. I was blessed to have the opportunity to care for people during various periods of vulnerability in various settings. To help offer support and empathy, and ensure comfort any way I could.
I did love nursing, however my own personal life experiences led me to a different way of helping people although I still use these years of knowledge and experience.
In 2016 I had a mental breakdown, burnout, rock bottom moment where I ended up suicidal. I was broken completely. Thankfully my life was saved and I am here to tell you my story.
After this happened I was lost for a little while and was placed on strong medication for my mental health by my consultant. I also had to move back in with my parents because I wasn't able to look after myself or my daughter without their support. A humbling moment for me, I even needed a support worker at the time.
I had walked out of a very well paid nursing role I could no longer stomach due to my own personal ethics, and ended up on sickness benefits living back at home with my parents helping me with my daughter...I did feel completely lost for a while.
I was just existing at that point.
I was in a Dark Night of the Soul, but I was not yet aware of this. I was very much influenced by the medical model of healthcare at the time due to my nursing background, so it took me a few months before I began to explore alternatives. And a shift came from accepting a Reiki session from my sister.
Prior to this I hadn't really thought Reiki could work. Yet this one session lifted something. I felt a spark of life again. A spark was enough though...
I felt I had to learn Reiki for myself, so this is what I set out to do. I learned level 1 and began to heal my emotional scars and clear my energy.
It was working. I was in a good position to practice every single day, because I was not working due to my recovery. So I used this period to really focus in on me and why I had got to breaking point.
How had I let it happen? I needed to know so I would not end up there again.
I continued to use the prescribed medication and continued with the mental health team and Reiki complimented the standard treatments I was receiving.
Old wounds came up to be healed, and I cried, l learned that crying is cathartic and a way to release our old stored traumas as a transmutable energy, and learning this I think, gave me permission to finally crack open. I was finally beginning to understand myself and why things had been going wrong in my life.
I continued my recovery in my parents and then felt able to move back in my own home with my daughter in early 2018. I wanted to use my experiences to help others but I did not feel ready to go back to nursing. I was at a bit of a crossroads so I decided to take a leap of faith and retrain as a life coach with The Soul Awakening Academy.
I didn't realise at the time I would in fact be my own first client, as the course in itself was a journey of self discovery. I had found my soul purpose and that is to help others realise their own truth and live a life of self love. Something I had lacked for many years, but I've now found. This is the work I feel most passionate about.
Uncovering the limiting beliefs I was holding onto within me, the root cause of everything being held within my energy centres, and knowing I had the power to change it all myself was the most empowering moment of my life. This is why I share my work now with other women struggling to feel empowered, and unsure which direction to take. We take the journey together to discover the cause of why you struggle with self love and heal.
We get back to basics with Self Love, we do this though Self Mastery ❤
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